Installing Home Assistant on Docker

Now Docker is up and running lets try and get Home Assistant going.

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=docker+home+assistant

The first result is Home Assistants official instructions

“Adjust the following command so that /path/to/your/config/ points at the folder where you want to store your configuration”

So my first task is to work out where is a good place to save these files. The files _could_ be saved anywhere, but i need to chose a location that will not come back to bite me in the ass in the future and that is accessible,sensible, etc.

Image result for bite me in the ass

https://www.google.com/search?q=docker+home+assistant+config+file+location

The 2nd link looks like it is what i am looking for

https://community.home-assistant.io/t/location-of-components-folder-in-docker/54767

The  article doesnt directly address my question but this guy saves his config files in

 /srv/docker/hass-config

Hold on a minute, what exactly are all these standard Linux folders all intended to be used for. If i know that i might be able to make a better decision.

DETOUR!

What are the intended purposes of the standard linux folders

Well after that has been resolved, looks like i will copy this guy, except i dont like hyphens. I’m going with

/srv/docker/hassconfig

So lets create that folder

[[email protected] homeserver]# cd /srv
[[email protected] srv]# ls
[[email protected] srv]# mkdir docker
[[email protected] srv]# cd docker/
[[email protected] docker]# mkdir hassconfig
[[email protected] docker]# cd hassconfig/
[[email protected] hassconfig]# pwd
/srv/docker/hassconfig

OK now im ready to build my docker run command

Find out what these parameters mean in my guide to docker run http://homeserverworld.com/guide-to-docker-run/.

docker run -d --name="home-assistant" -v /srv/docker/hassconfig:/config -v /etc/localtime:/etc/localtime:ro --net=host homeassistant/home-assistant

As usual ill use Notepad to make saving, editing and changing my run easier

[[email protected] hassconfig]# docker run -d --name="home-assistant" -v /srv/docker/hassconfig:/config -v /etc/localtime:/etc/localtime:ro --net=host homeassistant/home-assistant

Unable to find image 'homeassistant/home-assistant:latest' locally
latest: Pulling from homeassistant/home-assistant
55cbf04beb70: Pull complete
1607093a898c: Pull complete
9a8ea045c926: Pull complete
d4eee24d4dac: Pull complete
b59856e9f0ab: Pull complete
b023afffd10b: Pull complete
4d4eb448d315: Pull complete
c4eb58602129: Pull complete
598629fb90fc: Pull complete
d864b050552d: Pull complete
0c898f5f2475: Pull complete
38e48c298eb5: Pull complete
7fa02ad78b8b: Pull complete
dc311abb0297: Pull complete
99fe97f432a6: Pull complete
Digest: sha256:45a19ffe5ab45c2e69d81f6f40e28349fe381d26e11d5268029b0c100cdfd7bc
Status: Downloaded newer image for homeassistant/home-assistant:latest
6a65544657339fdd62b2b0ee8068bf0b0667a3ed167e5410186f8170c4318bb4
[[email protected] hassconfig]#

This took about 5 mins to run.

Lets try this puppy out

Oh no. Whats going on. My Docker container is running but i cant get to the Home Assistant web portal. I tried various URL variations incase i was missing something but nothing loaded.

Troubleshooting Home Assistant Docker unreachable on CentOS

Step 1. confirm the Docker container is actually running and listening on the right port

https://www.google.com/search?q=show+docker+ports

Takes me to

https://docs.docker.com/engine/reference/commandline/ps/
[[email protected] hassconfig]# docker ps -a
CONTAINER ID IMAGE COMMAND CREATED STATUS PORTS NAMES
6a6554465733 homeassistant/home-assistant "python -m homeassis…" 7 minutes ago Up 7 minutes home-assistant
ada565dd0a56 plexinc/pms-docker "/init" 7 weeks ago Up 2 weeks (healthy) 0.0.0.0:3005->3005/tcp, 0.0.0.0:8324->8324/tcp, 0.0.0.0:1900->1900/udp, 0.0.0.0:32410->32410/udp, 0.0.0.0:32400->32400/tcp, 0.0.0.0:32412-32414->32412-32414/udp, 0.0.0.0:32469->32469/tcp plex

Hmmm, no ports but its running. OK.

 

Step 2. Is there network connectivity for my docker container?

[[email protected] hassconfig]# netstat -a
-bash: netstat: command not found

Hold up no netstat

DETOUR

How to check listening ports on CentOS

Now we know that lets try again

[[email protected] hassconfig]# ss -4 state listening
Netid Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address:Port Peer Address:Port
tcp 0 128 *:8123 *:*
tcp 0 50 *:microsoft-ds *:*
tcp 0 50 *:netbios-ssn *:*
tcp 0 128 *:ssh *:*
tcp 0 100 127.0.0.1:smtp *:*

ok i see 8123 is open, but i still cant browse there.

 

Step 3. Is SELinux blocking my docker container?

https://www.google.com/search?q=centos+home+assistant+docker+selinux

gives me

https://community.home-assistant.io/t/hass-io-docker-image-on-rhel7-permission-denied/34329

where this guy

https://community.home-assistant.io/t/hass-io-docker-image-on-rhel7-permission-denied/34329/3

gives me the command for selinux

setenforce permissive
[[email protected] hassconfig]# setenforce permissive

Tried browsing and still no joy.

 

Step 4. What is going on with my Home Assistant Docker Container ports?

Lets go back to our findings in step 1. No port assigned.

https://www.google.com/search?q=home+assistant+docker+no+ports

First link

https://community.home-assistant.io/t/docker-not-activating-ports/63039

This guy is using Portainer but the output shows exactly the same thing as mine, no listed ports.

His solution was to specify the container port.

There is some conversation about why that is necessary but it also seems the common thing to do:

This guy does it

https://community.home-assistant.io/t/avoid-network-mode-host-for-docker/47250/6

and this one

It looks like 8123 is the only standard port needed by Home Assistant, so i shouldn’t be endangering any functionality by specifying the port.

Lets stop the running version

[[email protected] hassconfig]# docker stop 6a6554465733
6a6554465733

Make sure its gone

[[email protected] hassconfig]# docker ps
CONTAINER ID IMAGE COMMAND CREATED STATUS PORTS NAMES
ada565dd0a56 plexinc/pms-docker "/init" 7 weeks ago Up 2 weeks (healthy) 0.0.0.0:3005->3005/tcp, 0.0.0.0:8324->8324/tcp, 0.0.0.0:1900->1900/udp, 0.0.0.0:32410->32410/udp, 0.0.0.0:32400->32400/tcp, 0.0.0.0:32412-32414->32412-32414/udp, 0.0.0.0:32469->32469/tcp plex

And run the revised docker run

[[email protected] hassconfig]# docker run -d --name="home-assistant" -v /srv/docker/hassconfig:/config -v /etc/localtime:/etc/localtime:ro -p 8123:8123 homeassistant/home-assistant
docker: Error response from daemon: Conflict. The container name "/home-assistant" is already in use by container "6a65544657339fdd62b2b0ee8068bf0b0667a3ed167e5410186f8170c4318bb4". You have to remove (or rename) that container to be able to reuse that name.
See 'docker run --help'.

Image result for nope

.

.

.

How to remove a Docker Container on CentOS

 

Lets try again

[[email protected] hassconfig]# docker run -d --name="home-assistant" -v /srv/docker/hassconfig:/config -v /etc/localtime:/etc/localtime:ro -p 8123:8123 homeassistant/home-assistant
11c1662f6a910b3a3d1fa7c40914f2fd0e8b298932da8259686b0f53f7b51895

BINGO

I hope you found this post useful.

All in all this took me from Airbag to Fitter Happier on OK Computer (about 35 mins).

 


[[email protected] ~]#
[[email protected] ~]#
[[email protected] ~]#
[[email protected] ~]# cd /
[[email protected] /]# ls
bin boot data dev etc home lib lib64 media mnt opt proc root run sbin srv sys tmp usr var
[[email protected] /]# cd home/
[[email protected] home]# ks
-bash: ks: command not found
[[email protected] home]# ls
homeserver
[[email protected] home]# cd homeserver/
[[email protected] homeserver]# ls
firmware-smartarray-f7c07bdbbd-1.34-2.1.x86_64.rpm media
HPE_ProLiant_Gen10_Smart_Array_Controller_(64-bit)_Driver_for_Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux_7_(64-bit) System_BIOS_v_ZA10A350_for_MicroServer_Gen10_Linux
HPE_ProLiant_Gen10_Smart_Array_Controller_(64-bit)_Driver_for_Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux_7_(64-bit).zip
[[email protected] homeserver]# cd /srv
[[email protected] srv]# ls
[[email protected] srv]# mkdir docker
[[email protected] srv]# cd docker/
[[email protected] docker]# mkdir hassconfig
[[email protected] docker]# cd hassconfig/
[[email protected] hassconfig]# pwd
/srv/docker/hassconfig
[[email protected] hassconfig]# docker run -d --name="home-assistant" -v /srv/docker/hassconfig:/config -v /etc/localtime:/etc/localtime:ro --net=host homeassistant/home-assistant

Unable to find image 'homeassistant/home-assistant:latest' locally
latest: Pulling from homeassistant/home-assistant
55cbf04beb70: Pull complete
1607093a898c: Pull complete
9a8ea045c926: Pull complete
d4eee24d4dac: Pull complete
b59856e9f0ab: Pull complete
b023afffd10b: Pull complete
4d4eb448d315: Pull complete
c4eb58602129: Pull complete
598629fb90fc: Pull complete
d864b050552d: Pull complete
0c898f5f2475: Pull complete
38e48c298eb5: Pull complete
7fa02ad78b8b: Pull complete
dc311abb0297: Pull complete
99fe97f432a6: Pull complete
Digest: sha256:45a19ffe5ab45c2e69d81f6f40e28349fe381d26e11d5268029b0c100cdfd7bc
Status: Downloaded newer image for homeassistant/home-assistant:latest
6a65544657339fdd62b2b0ee8068bf0b0667a3ed167e5410186f8170c4318bb4
[[email protected] hassconfig]#
[[email protected] hassconfig]# docker ps -a
CONTAINER ID IMAGE COMMAND CREATED STATUS PORTS NAMES
6a6554465733 homeassistant/home-assistant "python -m homeassis…" 7 minutes ago Up 7 minutes home-assistant
ada565dd0a56 plexinc/pms-docker "/init" 7 weeks ago Up 2 weeks (healthy) 0.0.0.0:3005->3005/tcp, 0.0.0.0:8324->8324/tcp, 0.0.0.0:1900->1900/udp, 0.0.0.0:32410->32410/udp, 0.0.0.0:32400->32400/tcp, 0.0.0.0:32412-32414->32412-32414/udp, 0.0.0.0:32469->32469/tcp plex
[[email protected] hassconfig]# netstat -a
-bash: netstat: command not found
[[email protected] hassconfig]# ss
Netid State Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address:Port Peer Address:Port
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 28517 * 28516
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 28544 * 28543
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 28501 * 28502
u_str ESTAB 0 0 /run/dbus/system_bus_socket 23600 * 23584
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 28547 * 28546
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 2740219 * 2740220
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 28519 * 28520
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 23584 * 23600
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 28546 * 28547
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 29399 * 29398
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 28520 * 28519
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 28498 * 28499
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 29502 * 26540
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 28513 * 28514
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 23509 * 20301
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 28514 * 28513
u_str ESTAB 0 0 /run/systemd/journal/stdout 20301 * 23509
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 28516 * 28517
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 28502 * 28501
u_str ESTAB 0 0 /run/dbus/system_bus_socket 26544 * 29503
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 28496 * 28495
u_str ESTAB 0 0 /var/run/docker/containerd/docker-containerd.sock 27291 * 29498
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 28525 * 28526
u_str ESTAB 0 0 /run/systemd/journal/stdout 23444 * 23439
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 29503 * 26544
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 28526 * 28525
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 23439 * 23444
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 29401 * 29402
u_str ESTAB 0 0 /run/dbus/system_bus_socket 25010 * 20478
u_str ESTAB 0 0 /run/systemd/journal/stdout 26033 * 28211
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 29402 * 29401
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 29498 * 27291
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 29398 * 29399
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 28522 * 28523
u_str ESTAB 0 0 /run/systemd/journal/stdout 16549 * 17862
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 23598 * 23597
u_str ESTAB 0 0 /var/run/docker/containerd/docker-containerd.sock 26540 * 29502
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 163541 * 163542
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 28523 * 28522
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 28262 * 26035
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 20478 * 25010
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 17862 * 16549
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 23597 * 23598
u_str ESTAB 0 0 @/containerd-shim/moby/ada565dd0a5679457d32ed0c92a203bc61ceb6fd16f9cf79f3e2aa5dd2bd80de/[email protected] 163542 * 163541
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 28495 * 28496
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 28499 * 28498
u_str ESTAB 0 0 /var/run/docker/containerd/docker-containerd.sock 27289 * 28583
u_str ESTAB 0 0 /run/dbus/system_bus_socket 23599 * 21097
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 27200 * 26414
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 28211 * 26033
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 29413 * 29412
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 20296 * 23459
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 26032 * 28110
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 29406 * 29405
u_str ESTAB 0 0 /run/dbus/system_bus_socket 23459 * 20296
u_str ESTAB 0 0 /run/systemd/journal/stdout 28110 * 26032
u_str ESTAB 0 0 /run/systemd/journal/stdout 23266 * 21086
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 29412 * 29413
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 29405 * 29406
u_str ESTAB 0 0 /run/systemd/journal/stdout 26035 * 28262
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 21097 * 23599
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 28583 * 27289
u_str ESTAB 0 0 /run/dbus/system_bus_socket 26414 * 27200
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 2740220 * 2740219
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 24509 * 23551
u_str ESTAB 0 0 /run/dbus/system_bus_socket 23551 * 24509
u_str ESTAB 0 0 /run/dbus/system_bus_socket 27213 * 28457
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 13673 * 16294
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 29408 * 29409
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 28532 * 28531
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 28457 * 27213
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 21086 * 23266
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 28534 * 28535
u_str ESTAB 0 0 /run/systemd/journal/stdout 20194 * 21188
u_str ESTAB 0 0 /run/systemd/journal/stdout 16294 * 13673
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 28535 * 28534
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 28528 * 28529
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 28529 * 28528
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 21188 * 20194
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 28531 * 28532
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 28540 * 28541
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 28541 * 28540
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 29409 * 29408
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 28543 * 28544
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 28537 * 28538
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 28538 * 28537
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 28507 * 28508
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 2739312 * 2738852
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 28504 * 28505
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 23317 * 23318
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 28508 * 28507
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 28511 * 28510
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 28505 * 28504
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 29415 * 29416
u_str ESTAB 0 0 /run/systemd/journal/stdout 23318 * 23317
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 28510 * 28511
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 23326 * 23601
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 23140 * 23141
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 29416 * 29415
u_str ESTAB 0 0 /run/dbus/system_bus_socket 23601 * 23326
u_str ESTAB 0 0 @/containerd-shim/moby/6a65544657339fdd62b2b0ee8068bf0b0667a3ed167e5410186f8170c4318bb4/[email protected] 2738852 * 2739312
u_str ESTAB 0 0 * 23141 * 23140
tcp ESTAB 0 0 192.168.1.29:ssh 192.168.1.22:63648
tcp ESTAB 0 0 192.168.1.29:microsoft-ds 192.168.1.22:63517
[[email protected] hassconfig]# ss -4 state listening
Netid Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address:Port Peer Address:Port
tcp 0 128 *:8123 *:*
tcp 0 50 *:microsoft-ds *:*
tcp 0 50 *:netbios-ssn *:*
tcp 0 128 *:ssh *:*
tcp 0 100 127.0.0.1:smtp *:*
[[email protected] hassconfig]# setenforce permissive
[[email protected] hassconfig]# docker ps
CONTAINER ID IMAGE COMMAND CREATED STATUS PORTS NAMES
6a6554465733 homeassistant/home-assistant "python -m homeassis…" 18 minutes ago Up 18 minutes home-assistant
ada565dd0a56 plexinc/pms-docker "/init" 7 weeks ago Up 2 weeks (healthy) 0.0.0.0:3005->3005/tcp, 0.0.0.0:8324->8324/tcp, 0.0.0.0:1900->1900/udp, 0.0.0.0:32410->32410/udp, 0.0.0.0:32400->32400/tcp, 0.0.0.0:32412-32414->32412-32414/udp, 0.0.0.0:32469->32469/tcp plex
[[email protected] hassconfig]# docker stop 6a6554465733
6a6554465733
[[email protected] hassconfig]# docker ps
CONTAINER ID IMAGE COMMAND CREATED STATUS PORTS NAMES
ada565dd0a56 plexinc/pms-docker "/init" 7 weeks ago Up 2 weeks (healthy) 0.0.0.0:3005->3005/tcp, 0.0.0.0:8324->8324/tcp, 0.0.0.0:1900->1900/udp, 0.0.0.0:32410->32410/udp, 0.0.0.0:32400->32400/tcp, 0.0.0.0:32412-32414->32412-32414/udp, 0.0.0.0:32469->32469/tcp plex
[[email protected] hassconfig]# docker run -d --name="home-assistant" -v /srv/docker/hassconfig:/config -v /etc/localtime:/etc/localtime:ro -p 8123:8123 homeassistant/home-assistant
docker: Error response from daemon: Conflict. The container name "/home-assistant" is already in use by container "6a65544657339fdd62b2b0ee8068bf0b0667a3ed167e5410186f8170c4318bb4". You have to remove (or rename) that container to be able to reuse that name.
See 'docker run --help'.
[[email protected] hassconfig]# docker ps -aq -f status=exited
6a6554465733
[[email protected] hassconfig]# docker rm 6a6554465733
6a6554465733
[[email protected] hassconfig]# docker ps -aq -f status=exited
[[email protected] hassconfig]# docker run -d --name="home-assistant" -v /srv/docker/hassconfig:/config -v /etc/localtime:/etc/localtime:ro -p 8123:8123 homeassistant/home-assistant
11c1662f6a910b3a3d1fa7c40914f2fd0e8b298932da8259686b0f53f7b51895
[[email protected] hassconfig]#
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